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MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
important it will be. i don't know what will happen at the debates. >> governor romney is a good debater. i'm just okay. >> the soft performance has gotten so soft it's almost evaporated. but while almost everyone seems to be muting enthusiasm in trying to undersell new jersey governor chris christie is taking a different tack. overselling with gusto. >> come thursday morning, the entire narrative of this race is going to change. we have a candidate that is going to do extraordinarily well on wednesday night. when we get to thursday morning george, you're going to be shaking your head saying it's a brand new race with 33 days to go. >> governor christie right in the sense that romney needs to change the dynamic of the race. a new "washington post"/abc news survey find 5s 5% of voters think the president will win the debates compared to 31% who believe rom wil win. romney adviser tell "the new york times" they're aiming to make the president come off as condescending or smug. that characterized obama's notable gaffe during the 2008 primary when hillary clinton was asked what she w
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. >> interestingly, president obama said that wasn't really mitt romney that debated last because totally different positions. well, that really couldn't have been president obama on that stage last night because this is the president obama that we know that's proud of what he does, believes with all of his heart that the tax plan that governor romney's pushing will destroy this country. none of that passion. none of the zingers. none of the come-backers were there. >> a combination of passion, upbeat, edge at the end. that issue of fairness, that's where i would have liked to see obama finish the debate last night, really get behind that. and it's the perfect issue for him against romney. it speaks to all of these other things out there without him trying to take it on directly, which he obviously doesn't feel comfortable doing right now. >> last night in the debate, we'd be talking about romney winning debate last night -- >> obama. >> i think speaking to masses is his forte. one-on-one debate he has to call upon skills of confrontation and engage at that level may not speak to his own
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 12:00pm EDT
record. >> 40 days from election day, five days from the first debate. and governor romney still can ivl thcare.e is for orgain how ar howard wolfson, how are moments like that still possible? >> well, because mitt romney's been running away from his reco through the entirety of the campaign but every so often the muscle memory pops . s pblomng some level that he is proud of. it's his single accomplishment as governor of massachusetts, something he worked very hard to do as governor of ma m. assachu and probably wished he could have spoke about it more in the contexof tamign but did not. it's difficult to run for office if you can't talk about your signal accomplishment in pub publiclife. >> this is the scene in "a few good men" whereackicholson loit't handle the truth, i had health care legislation, i liked it. it's a difficult position but i guess i'm surprised by the fac we know romney's ensconced in debate prep for the last couple of days, he has a big,ing about danext week d,et hs still saying this stuff. >> may be why he's a tricky debate opponent, he'll take every side. but th
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, mitt romney and barack obama are holed up in last-minute debate prep for tomorrow night's main event. speaking to a volunteer nevada yaeds, president obama made it sound like a college cram session minus the no doze and pizza. >> basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they're making me do my homework. >> governor romney, however, may have twice the work load. he'll have two opponents on stage tomorrow, president obama and himself. eugene robinson write in "the washington post" -- it prompts to be an epic clash. mitt romney versus mitt romney. oh. and president obama will be there too. this conundrum of what we'll call the paradox of the mittens, dates back to 1994 when senator ted kennedy dropped this debate heat rock. >> on the question of the choice issue, i have supported the row v raid wade, i am pro choice, my opponent is multiple choice. >> so which bubble will the multiple choice candidate fill in on tomorrow night's test? which mitt will triumph on stage. even members of the conservative establishment aren't sure. bill o'reilly conceded mitt romney is
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 9:00am PDT
on social security the kinds of voters that you are talking about, mr. romney, in this debate tonight, when you say government is paying too big a role in people's lives. that's a tricky one for him to walk out of. >> are the elderly moochers? he's going to have to answer that question. >> service members on disability? i mean same thing. >> coming on the heels of the romney campaign trying to use joe biden's biden-esque turn of phrase the middle class has been buried and you know, biden has walked that back, you know, is it an indictment of the president? look if you're going to fight for the ground on the middle class i don't know that joe biden is the person you want to be sparring against. >> he is by far the best middle class, working-class figure in this race. but to me, the hannity, drudge, obama thing, the ryan thing, i mean, really? this is all they got? i mean, i found the -- i found nothing that obama said in that speech objectionable or disagreeable, similarly, i find ryan's thing not -- i mean there's a sophisticated and legitimate argument to be made about, you k
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 12:00pm EDT
debates and how mitt romney has at least at times stumbled when he tried to be funny. this argument he should be himself and you followed the obama campaign and officials at the white house closely as reuters white house correspondent. >> yeah. >> what are they gearing up for? do they think they can make a gaffe out of a joke? >> it's a good question. certainly obama has shown he's not bad with humor, pretty good every year at the white house correspondents association, but i think that they're probably not focusing on humor. both sides are focusing on very strong one liners, certainly obama people are expecting mitt romney to come with some prepared lines, and the truth is, for both men, this could be a game changer and so both men are working really hard prepping for it. the obama team has made a point of saying romney has prepped more than he has but obama's leaving on sunday for two or three day debate camp in nevada. they're prepping for it very hard. whether it's humor, whether it's one liners, they want their man to have their -- his best game on. >> ben, i want to ask you this,
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
for more of this. it is teed up to be a debate about big ideas. is mitt romney going to deliver? >> i am sure that part of the reason this video is out there, just the day before, is to give romney the opportunity to, perhaps, reference it when you talk about the role of government, when you talk about the economy, he's got some phrases he likes to use about more people being on welfare and all of that, so i would imagine we'll hear some of that. i actually disagree with something mark said. i think this was very much a play for the base. even our nbc news poll, 23% of people said, that 47% comment made them like mitt romney better. so there are people out there who agree with those comments. >> aren't they locked up already? that's a question -- >> no. because remember we've also seen reuters has had the polling and a lot of polling that show some low-income southern whites are thinking he's too richy rich. what it shows is he's still in trouble with his own base and now, you know, obviously the way the white house is trying to set this up, the president is going to talk about vision
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 9:00am PDT
romney has prepped more than he has but obama's leaving on sunday for two or three day debate camp in nevada. they're prepping for it very hard. whether it's humor, whether it's one liners, they want their man to have their -- his best game on. >> ben, i want to ask you this, you don't have to mention doritos in your answer, isn't there a risk here that president obama feels like he's in the lead, like he's always been a cool, consistent speaker and he will pull back so far he might look sort of a little mellow in this debate? >> yeah. i think he's going to be -- it's a different situation. romney is going to be swinging and obama is going to be on defense. he doesn't want to screw up. >> we'll leave the word with buzz feed ben. follow this show on twitt twitter @nowwithalex for news and updates you're not going to get anywhere else. check out alex wagner on twitter. thank, jeff, joan, nicolas and ben. that is all for us. alex wagner will be back monday, noon eastern, 9:00 pacific joined by john heilemann, "the huffington post's" ryan grim and "rolling stone's" eric baits. find all
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 9:00am PDT
picked up about four points nationally after the first debate. it's not unconceivable mitt romney could do that. the key with debates does president obama perform poorly or mitt romney well. the key with all debates what's the moment. is there a big moment that crashes through and changes people's perceptions about the dynamic in a big way. governor romney will not only have to perform well in general because president obama's likely to perform well in general but he has to have a moment like that or two moments like that in the first debate that will make people see him with new eyes. that's a very -- never done that before but he could do it. john kerry you would have said had no chance but did it eight years ago. >> the other thing is you're running into this early voting thing as well, which it's not actually 40 some odd days until the election, probably a narrower window, looking at colorado 80% of the people that voted in colorado in in the 2008 election cycle voted early. part of the problem for mitt romney is the ground game issue. the reason that democrats do better is be
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